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Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen Hardcover – February 1, 2004
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The idea for the first Amelia's Notebook came from the notebook Moss kept when she was a kid. Amelia is a lot like her and the things that happen to Amelia really happened to Marissa (mostly).
Along with Amelia, Moss has created many characters and is especially drawn to history. Historical books allows her to imagine what it's like to be alive in a different place at a completely different time. And then there are the Max Disaster books which allow her to play with scientific experiments, inventions, and comic strips.
Top Customer Reviews
The mixed media colored illustrations show movement and emotion. The full-page close-ups captures the intensity of players when the umpire yells "strike three." Jackie, surrounded by male players, looks undaunted and determined.
Just the cover of the book alone excited eight to twelve year olds. Children listened intently to the story and talked about the book with excitement. They thought it was great to have a female pitcher and yelled "strike three!"
But because she was so good a pitcher and because the baseball establishment somewhat feared her after her showing what she could do vis-à-vis men pitchers, she was basically blackballed and eventually went into oblivion (at the age of 23). How sad.
If this book is read aloud, so too should be the epilogue/Author's Note on the last page.
I gave this book 4 rather than 5 stars because at least some pictures--rather than an artist's rendering--of her should have been in this very brief biography.
Picture Book: junior biography (Grades 2-4)
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A close friend of my owns and operates an auto repair shop. Leslie is a successful business woman. My wife is a successful entrepreneur with her own advertising business. Judy is a commercial artist and well liked by lots of people. And so the story goes.
"Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen" is that kind of a story and I love it. Jackie loved to play baseball, worked hard to fulfill her passion, joined a baseball team, and soon outplayed even the boys on the team. Wow! Great!
Using baseball as a platform this book offers many valuable practical lessons to learn. I strongly recommend that everybody read this baseball story, and I'm Marvin P. Ferguson, author of Boys On The Gold Coast.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the book!! My grand-daughters love to read it over and over.Published 16 months ago by Fritz Barowsky
After watching part of a college baseball game, my 6 year old granddaughter expressed interest in the game. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mary J.
Wow! How wonderful to know that there was another Mighty Jackie in baseball that young girls can look up to as a role model.Published 22 months ago by S. Kessinger
This is a book that I recently discovered. I love baseball and this is a book that I will use in my class someday.Published 23 months ago by Steven Hoerger
Since this is a true story, I expected at least some photos instead of the grossly distorted caricatures presented.Published on March 16, 2009 by B. G. Beckwith